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Property Fraud Alerts

By Erin Glover-Frey, Esq. Our office has seen an uptick in victims of fraudulent deeds. This is where a person with no legal claim to your real property either forges your name on a deed or in some other way lies and manipulates a deed…

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Fair Housing Act and Older Governing Documents.

The Fair Housing Act (“FHA”) makes it illegal for housing providers to discriminate on the basis of certain protected classes including race, color, sex (which includes gender, sexual harassment, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, religion, familial status, and disability. Discrimination can take many…

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HOW MARKETABLE RECORD TITLE ACT (MRTA) EFFECTS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS

It is important that property associations/community associations (like HOAs/Condos/POA/s) know the age of their association documents, including the declaration, covenants, and restrictions, to ensure that they have not expired or been extinguished by MRTA. Extinguishment of such covenants and restrictions means that the association is…

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Revoking a Last Will and Testament in Florida

You may find yourself at a point in your life where you may want to change your will or even revoke it entirely. If you have a will that you would like to revoke, there are several specific ways to make an effective revocation of…

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Business Law Non-Competes

How long can a non-compete last in Florida? To determine whether a non-compete/non-solicitation agreement is reasonable in time, Florida courts are guided by section 542.335, Fla. Stat.  Specifically, Florida law sets outside parameters for reasonableness with respect to four separate categories of covenants:   (1)…

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What does evictions moratorium mean for landlords?

Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the CDC’s extension of the nationwide Eviction Moratorium which was set to expire on October 3, 2021. The Supreme Court’s conservative majority stated that “The moratorium has put . . . millions of landlords across the country at…

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Kistemaker Business Law Group Welcomes new Paralegal/Office Manager

Kistemaker Business Law Group is pleased to welcome Rima Suleiman as the company’s new paralegal/office manager. Rima Suleiman is a recent law school graduate of Florida State University where she received her J.D. Rima also received a University of Central Florida, B.S. degree in 2017…

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Pool Safety at Community Association Pools

Florida is hot. And because Florida is hot, we have more pools than nearly every other state (approx. 1.3 million), second only to California (approx. 1.6 million). For community associations, the pool is often the number one amenity offered to its residents. But it could…

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When John Lennon wants to Divorce the Beatles

Legendary Sir Paul McCartney recently told the BBC that it was John Lennon who asked for a “divorce” of the Beatles. McCartney was left with the task of petitioning the court to dissolve the business partnership that was “The Beatles,” which gave him the unfortunate…

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